Steampunk cups finished

It’s almost like Christmas morning when I have new work in a slowly cooling kiln.  There is waiting and hoping and a whole lot of impatient fretting (“is it time yet?  how about now?”).  The two temperatures to remember are 450 degrees and 300 degrees.  At 450 I can crack open the kiln and peer through the 2″ gap at the work on the top shelf and at 300 I open up the kiln and get to start actually looking at stuff.

Yesterday’s fun “present/surprise” was taking the Steampunk themed cups I was working on last week out of the kiln.  I’m really happy with how they turned out!  🙂

Steampunk cups
Steampunk themed juice or wine cups